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June 25, 2018

Using Technology to Conveniently Connect Patients and Providers

UNC Health Care is committed to reaching patients at a time and place that works for them, and they’re using technology to do it.

North Carolina, Urgent Care, Virtual Care

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Clinicians gathered around a patient

January 24, 2018

People Having a Stroke Now Have More Options for Treatment

Speedy action is still critical, but doctors’ tools have expanded, according to new treatment guidelines developed by a group of experts led by a UNC neurologist.

Physicians, Stroke

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January 4, 2018

UNC Autism Research Earns High National Honors

UNC is advancing the field of autism research, one top honor at a time.

Autism, Awards, Research

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November 30, 2017

UNC’s Bowles Alcohol Research Center Can Keep Doing Good Work

UNC's Bowles Alcohol Research center is helping us understand alcohol's effects on the brain, with lots of help from the NIH.

Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, News, Research

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The beautiful old well at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 13, 2017

UNC named NIH Autism Center of Excellence for third time

As part of a five-year, $7.5 million award, UNC researchers led by Joseph Piven, MD, will follow up on innovative imaging studies to create interventions to help children with autism.

Autism, Awards, Collaboration, Grants, News, Research

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September 11, 2017

UNC lung researchers awarded $12.5-million NIH grant to develop new...

The National Institutes of Health has awarded four UNC experts a translational program project grant (tPPG) to develop and test therapeutics aimed at reducing the hyper-concentration of mucus often found in cystic fibrosis and asthma patients.

Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Grants, Innovation, News, Pulmonology

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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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Treated Alzheimers Neurons

August 18, 2017

Unraveling Alzheimer’s: New Study Documents How Brain Cells Go Bad

In a first-of-its-kind study, UNC researchers show how a damaging cascade of events inside brain cells - and related to Alzheimer's disease - can be stopped or reversed.

Alzheimer's, News, Research, Studies

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Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD

June 20, 2017

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer, Research, Tobacco

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